The Addams Family theme song is one of those melodies that transcends age and era. The last episode of the original TV series aired in 1966, more than two decades before I was born, and yet it’s always been immediately recognizable, floating residually along the airwaves of my life. To be fair, the show and the cartoons it was based off of have been adapted several times since the ’60s TV show, but it speaks to the enduring nature of the eerie, quirky theme that so nicely captures the ethos of the story. Now even birds are catching on.
Twitter user HANGİ UMUT ? is more than just his catchy name; he’s also the owner of a talented bird that knows The Addams Family theme song by heart, snaps and all. He recently posted a video of (presumably his) bird whistling the tune and bashing his beak against the table to recreate the snapping sounds—all in perfect rhythm! His tweet speaks volumes:
— HANGİ UMUT ? (@oumutdeyil) May 7, 2016
Gerizekalıdkskzkskzkakxf indeed. Below the tweet, in a practical joke worthy of The Addams Family, HANGİ UMUT ? also posted a video of a bird sabotaging its friend’s dinner. Somewhere, Thing is clapping its hand.
Vic Mizzy wrote the original Addams Family theme song, as Entertainment Weekly reports, and it’s been used in various iterations since its debut, namely in a 1977 reunion special, the cartoon adaptation of the ‘90s, and this M&Ms commercial.
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